3 Mason Jar Cookie Gifts For Christmas

One of the cutest and most creative gifts you can give to a food lover this Christmas is a mason jar mix. Just layer the dry ingredients of a yummy all-in-one recipe, and decorate with a bow and a recipe label so your recipient can bake them at home. They’re cheap to make, thoughtful, and your friends and family get two presents in one: yummy baked goods and a mason jar they can reuse themselves.

Make sure you start with clean, dry jars – all of these mixes use one litre (one quart) jars. Large brown tie-on parcel labels look great, and are easy to attach to jars by simply looping them over before you put the lid on.

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And as everyone loves a good Christmas cookie – here are three of my favourite mason jar cookie mixes.

Cranberry, White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

Layer:

1 ¼ cup flour, sifted with ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and ½ tsp baking powder
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white granulated sugar
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped macadamias
½ cup white chocolate chunks

Red and Green Santa Cookies

Layer:

1 1/3 cup flour, sifted with 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 1 tsp baking powder
1 cup oats
1 cup Christmas M&Ms
½ cup pecans
½ cup white granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar

Ginger-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Layer:

1 1/3 cup flour, sifted with 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp baking powder and 2 tbsp ground ginger
1 cup oats
2 cups chocolate chips
½ cup white granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar

All of these cookies have the same method of baking, so you can use the same recipe label for each one.

Recipe label:

Empty the contents of this jar into a bowl, and add ½ cup softened butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 egg. Beat until perfectly mixed, and roll into teaspoon-sized balls. Place on a lined baking tray, spaced out well. Bake at 190 degrees for about 10 minutes. Makes 30 yummy cookies!

When they’re done with the mason jar, they can look great holding dry ingredients in the kitchen, or as a tealight holder, which makes a great centrepiece for painted dining sets. Their decoration can really add to a lovely Christmas atmosphere, making it all the more a special occassion for all the family, from the young ones to the elders.

Will you be giving out any mason jar foodie gifts this Christmas?

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Louise Blake is a new mum who loves to bake. In the little spare time she has, she blogs for Great Furniture Trading with her favourite new recipes.